From Hamptons chic to sleek and Scandi, we’ve got some delicious dining room styling inspiration you’ll adore.
Colonial & eclectic
Taking inspiration from the colonial era and (yep!) the ‘early settlers’ with loads of eclectic and international influences along the way, the modern Australian style focuses on rustic natural timbers, a relaxed indoor–outdoor flow and down-to-earth décor. Collecting accents from every era throughout the decades — from Federation to mid-century — the modern Australian home is a tapestry of styles with a laidback coastal flavour. Tie your modern Australian interiors together with some native flora and soft wool rugs.
Capturing the romance of the French countryside, this enchanting look is all about warm natural timbers, curvy cabriole legs, soft muted colours, high-quality craftsmanship and the unbridled elegance of glistening chandeliers and gilded mirrors. Also known as ‘farmhouse chic’ or ‘shabby chic’, the original French provincial style evolved during the French Revolution, so country homes were often embellished with little luxury finds stolen from wealthy homes and castles. Get this classic look in your home by pairing natural timbers and glamorous homewares — or even scouring thrift shops for precious finds. Oh là là!
Beach house luxe
Named after the summer-holiday location near New York city, the Hamptons style embraces laidback coastal living yet with a sophisticated old-world elegance. Classic and cool with its creamy linens, plush velvets and tranquil sea blues, the Hamptons look is ever on-trend and it’s not hard to see why. Defined by breezy, open-plan white-on-white interiors and an effortless indoor–outdoor flow, the timelessness of the Hamptons home comes from the high-quality finishes and attention to detail. Get loads more inspiration here.
Inspired by New York loft-style apartments, this contemporary aesthetic focuses on dark rustic timbers, powder-coated metals and a moody colour palette to harness the cutting-edge cosmopolitan vibe. Also known as ‘industrial chic’, the loft look captures the essence of the sleek converted factory and warehouse penthouses of large cities, redefining the rough and raw materials of brick and steel into something beautiful, contemporary and entirely on purpose. Use timber and matt-black metals to create the industrial look in your home with chic homewares, indoor plants and soft rugs to soften the space just a little.
Influenced by the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the cool, crisp Scandi style is all about clean lines, natural materials, muted colours and functionality that doesn’t compromise on beauty. Going hand in hand with minimalism, the Scandi style favours bright, open, airy spaces in neutral tones, warmed by wooden furniture and flooring, soft leather, chunky woollen and faux fur cushions and throws, and lots of luscious indoor plants.
A luxurious and dazzling style originating in the 1920s, Art Deco interiors are defined by rich jewel tones, lush velvets, curvaceous design and fine craftsmanship. Like something from The Great Gatsby, this alluring style brings all the glitz and glam of the roaring ’20s into the 21st century home. Bold geometric prints and patterns are balanced with symmetrical design in this elegantly crafted style, which also heavily influenced the Golden Age of Hollywood era. The Art Deco look is easy to achieve with a few statement pieces of furniture, a luscious colour palette and some flashes of metallic decor.
All of these are beautiful and a great inspiration. I like the modern australian style and coastal hamptons